Houston Matters

Astros Great Jeff Bagwell Voted Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted on · Craig Biggio will soon have company in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His longtime teammate, Jeff Bagwell, has been voted in by the Baseball Writers of America. To discuss Bagwell’s legacy as a player and Astro, we check in with one of the Hall of Fame voters, Jose de Jesus Ortiz. He was the Astros […]

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A Conversation with Rep. Kevin Brady: Thursday’s Show (January 19, 2017)

Posted on · Congressman Kevin Brady represents Texas’ 8th congressional district, which begins at The Woodlands and stretches north along Interstate 45 through portions of Montgomery and Walker Counties. The Republican has held the position since 1997. On this edition of Houston Matters, Rep. Brady, who serves as the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, joins […]

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Texans Escape with Road Win Over Jaguars

Posted on · The Houston Texans managed their first road win of the season Sunday (Nov. 13, 2016) in Jacksonville. But their 24-21 victory over the Jaguars may have been closer than it really should have been. Meanwhile, Jose Altuve has won his third straight Silver Slugger award – Louisville Slugger’s award for best offensive 2nd baseman. He’s the first Astro […]

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Crude Oil Export Ban and Biggio in Hall of Fame: Monday’s show (July 27, 2015)

Posted on · On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Houston’s City Council must either repeal the city’s equal rights ordinance or place it on the November ballot. That ruling follows a state district judge ruling three months ago that opponents of the non-discrimination ordinance failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum. The state […]

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Astros Great Biggio On His Way To Cooperstown

Posted on · On Sunday, former Houston Astros great Craig Biggio will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He'll be the first player to go in as an Astro. It's been a long road that started on high school fields on Long Island and included countless dirt-stained uniforms. It will now culminate with Major League Baseball's highest honor.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Low Gas Prices, Craig Biggio and Kirby DeLauter: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On this edition, we’ll turn to […]

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Same Sex Marriage Appeal and Science Envoys: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Posted on · The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Friday in cases involving same-sex marriage bans in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Last February, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the Lone Star state’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional, saying it deprives citizens equal protection under the law. But he also elected to delay the effect of his […]

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Winners and Losers of Low Fuel Prices: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Posted on · Oil prices Monday fell below 50 dollars a barrel for the first time since 2009. That’s a drop of more than 55 percent since June. Sure, gas prices are low, but in a city like Houston, where the oil and gas industry is such a strong economic driver, plunging oil prices are met with hand-wringing. If […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Biggio Snubbed, Selling Booze Near Hospitals & Wade Phillips Says ‘No Thanks’: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Lomgtime Houston Astro great Craig Biggio barely barely misses making it into the Baseball Hall of Fame; Houston grocery stores will now be able to sell alcohol near hospitals and churches; Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s are teaming up to form a new hospital; and former Texans’ defensive coordinator Wade Phillips gets an unwanted […]

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Sleep & Sleep Disorders, Craig Biggio & the Hall of Fame, and Houston ‘Found Objects’: Houston Matters for Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, loved ones – average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. On this edition of Houston Matters, how Houstonians sleep […]